Success is a result of good judgment. Good judgment is usually a result of experience. Experience is usually a result of bad judgment. – Tony Robbins
The first thing I should be telling you is how I ended up using Twitter before we all get excited about my hashtag trending. Sometime in 2011 Miss Kupsy’s father used to spend half his time on his phone and I would get super annoyed. Back then Facebook was the it thing and I knew he wasn’t on it so I would wonder what in the world he was doing on his phone. Eventually I asked him and he told me he was on Twitter. I decided to open an account and get myself started on it. I can safely say I found myself in a dark never ending tunnel, I was completely lost. I had no idea how the application worked and so decided to leave it for a while.
Facebook was getting a tad bit boring and I deleted the account. I decided it was time I tried out this alien looking Twitter and guess what, I LOVED IT. I had to teach myself about the ins and outs, the who to follow the where to place the hash key and a whole bunch of other things. It was a fun experience because well, this was something new and I got to Tweet whatever I wanted without relatives then calling to ask me about what I just wrote. Best feeling ever! However, after breaking up with Miss Kupsy’s father I went into a serious case of depression. No one knew about it though, all they saw were tweets talking about how much I was drinking that day and the random outbursts of cursing. I was in a bad space and Twitter was my outlet. I took some time out; it must have been 2 months away from Twitter and reevaluated my life. When I got back I was all about fitness.
I took to writing down my new resolution on my blog and on social media pages so that I would be accountable to my words. It was not easy at first but over time I started getting better and better and exercising and eating right. I know I annoyed a lot of people with my runs and exercise routines but I had finally found something that was giving me happy hormones and a reason to fly out of bed. I remember around the time that’s when the term “Bae” came along and seeing that I was very single at the time I decided to name myself “Fitness Bae“and since then everyone I meet refers to me as Fitness Bae.
Back to the trending topic…I have a WhatsApp group with fitness enthusiasts. When I came up with the hashtag years back the idea was to have more people with the same interests join me on my journey. Going with Fitness Bae as a hashtag didn’t sound catchy enough so I thought wait, my main form of exercise is running…so let me make it #RunWithFitnessBae !! And there you have it, the hashtag that has brought people from all walks of life and different parts of the world to exercise together and stay focused on their fitness journey.
The very day I was trending on Top 3 Onai gave me a call to come through to their studio to talk about my hashtag. We got to sit down and have a chat and was I nervous or what? It was my very first time doing something of the sort live and there was no chance to rehearse anything. The great thing about the experience was that they were all very hyped up and made the experience less intimidating. Once we started off I couldn’t stop, the amount of passion I have for Fitness is indescribable. Words were just flowing out and I was thinking why was I even scared to begin with?? It was great fun and apparently I will be doing it again soon for a whole hour! You can listen in to the podcast; I start featuring from around 15:10 over here.
It was a great weekend filled with Zumba, exercise, friends, podcasts, fun and a bottle of white wine! Never in my wildest dreams did I think that my fitness addiction would take the Twitter Timeline by storm. There is nothing as heart warming as trending and being known for a good cause. Thank you to Onai for having me on his show. Exercise is my life, I can’t function without it and I am happy to have a team that is equally enthusiastic about it.
A big shout out to team #RunWithFitnessBae we run this!!